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      ROG Maximus VIII Formula vs Z97-A

      Score5092 ROG Maximus VIII Formula$410
      Score4152 Z97-A$204
      CPU SocketThe newer CPU, the better performance.
      1151
      1150
      Memory slotsThe more memory slots, the more memory modules you can install.
      4
      4
      Memory TypeType of memory motherboard supports
      DDR4
      DDR3
      4200 2800 1400 Memory Clock Motherboard supports memory clock up to.(Higher is better)
      14% Higher3733 MHz
      3200 MHz
      Maximum MemoryThe maximum amount of memory the Motherboard can support.
      64GB
      32GB
      PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots
      PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
      MOTHERBOARD CHOICE
      1stASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula
      ROG Maximus VIII Formula Score5092
      • Socket1151
      • ChipsetZ170
      • Total DIMM4
      • Memory TypeDDR4
      • Memory Clock3733 MHz
      • Max Memory64GB
      2ndASUS Z97-A
      Z97-A Score4152
      • Socket1150
      • ChipsetZ97
      • Total DIMM4
      • Memory TypeDDR3
      • Memory Clock3200 MHz
      • Max Memory32GB
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